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Friday, August 15th, 2014

Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org has just released Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 20. Lots on gluten in this one!

Ginny Messina has a great article on the latest wave of ex-vegans listening to their bodies in Disordered Eating, Restrictive Eating, and Ex-Vegans.

The Vegetarian Resource Group just posted What is the Amount of Oxalate in Seitan?

Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that patients go vegan in the New York Times article, Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist.

Technical Difficulties

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Due to technical problems, I have changed systems through which posts are sent.

Posts are now being sent via email through MailChimp. If you were previously subscribed you should have received the post, “Vitamin K2 & CVD Wrap-Up” via MailChimp. If you didn’t please check your spam folder. If it’s not there, please re-subscribe.

The RSS feed has changed to: http://jacknorrisrd.com/feed/

Thank you for your patience!

Dr. Greger: Volume 17 is Out!

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Dr. Michael Greger’s Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 17 DVD is now available.

Check it out at NutritionFacts.org!

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Since my last request for support, these have been the more popular posts:

Eat Right for Your Type: Debunked Again?
Clinical Trial of Methylcobalamin
Austrian Vegetarians: Good News?

But the most popular post by far was…drum roll please…

Petition: Veggie Burger at McDonalds

I read a survey not long ago that found one of the main reasons people do not go vegan is from not having options in restaurants. So, my readers are apparently savvy about this importance of this issue.

By the way, that petition still needs 56,000 more people to sign, so please keep passing it on.

Wile my vitamin K2 series has some ardent followers, they are not many in number. Frankly, I’d much rather be beating up on the blood type diet, but K2 is a topic that anti-vegans bring up a lot and the research seems important, so I will plug on with it.

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Petition: Veggie Burger at McDonalds

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Circa 2003, McDonalds had a veggie burger in many of their Southern California locations (see the article McDonald’s launches Veggie Burger in Southern California). I had it a few times and it was quite good. McDonalds says that it was not a popular item, so they removed it.

Ten years later, maybe it’s time they tried it again. Kathy Freston is circulating a petition on Change.org, McDonald’s: It’s Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option (Please!).

I’m not getting behind this effort so that hardcore vegans have something to eat at McDonalds, but rather for the number of animals that could be spared a lifetime of suffering just from meat-eaters trying this burger and eating it occasionally. Why order two big macs, when you can lose weight and reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes by ordering just one Big Mac and a McVeggie?

Ginny’s Book for People Over 50 and Post on which Diet is Best

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Ginny Messina, MPH, RD has a new book out, Never Too Late to Go Vegan, for people 50 years and older. She writes about it here:

Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Book!

And she had an interesting post last week, Vegan, DASH, Mediterranean—Which Diet is Best?

PeaCounter Database Updated

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

I have updated the PeaCounter.com database to the latest USDA Nutrient Database Release 26.

If you don’t know about Pea Counter, it’s a site where you can record the foods you eat, see what nutrients they provide, and compare to your recommended requirements.

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Due to my oxalate research hiatus, it’s been awhile since I’ve made a post dedicated to asking for support.

As many of you know, I am the co-founder of Vegan Outreach. Vegan Outreach focuses on reaching students at colleges across the country with our booklets promoting compassionate eating. This past Fall was another record-breaking semester in which our leafleters personally handed booklets to 987,551 students at 884 schools.

This level of person-to-person outreach was so mind-blowing that Dan Murphy from Drover’s Cattle Network has claimed that we must be lying about our numbers (see Lies, damn lies, and vegan statistics).

Vegan Outreach is currently in the midst of our year-end donation drive and, in addition to annoying Dan Murphy, anything you give to Vegan Outreach will be doubled! Donations to Vegan Outreach are tax-deductible. Click here.

Or, you can also support this blog directly by donating to me via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. Click here.

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Thank you so much for supporting my project of getting vegans the most scientifically accurate nutrition information possible!

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Dr. Greger: DVD News

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Dr. Greger has recently released Volume 16 of his Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series. And, all of his DVDs are now available for downloading, too.

Volume 16, of which the tri-weekly videos are now running, includes some interesting info on meeting an “RDA” for antioxidants.

Check it out at NutritionFacts.org!

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Friday, October 11th, 2013

First, I noticed that Friday’s Feedburner email for my blog didn’t list a table of contents at the top like it used to, so if you didn’t happen to scroll to the bottom, you might have missed the post on Nutrient Intakes of SDA Vegetarians. If anyone was feeling a strange emptiness inside this morning, that could be why.

Second, I haven’t asked for support since July! And I haven’t gotten much, either, which lends credence to the age-old saying, “Do not ask and you shall not receive.”

The most popular posts since that time were:

More B12 Psychosis

B12 in Plants and Algae Update

The Winter of Their Discontent

Response to 2 of Christina Sterbenz’s 7 Reasons to Keep Eating Meat

Another Ex-Vegan Story

Meat Alternatives Associated with Lower Hip Fracture Risk in AHS-2

Interestingly, the posts that took the most research were the least popular – I need to stop researching! I’m kidding – as unexciting as the research is to do and to read about, it is a necessary evil.

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Support JackNorrisRd.com

Please share and/or like my posts! Thanks!

I greatly appreciate donations of any amount and it allows me to spend more time on nutrition (click here).

Amazon.com Gift Cards – E-mail Delivery

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet from Amazon.com